VMware NSX Review

Great for protecting virtual machines; stable and reliable

What is our primary use case?

Many of our customers are moving to these kinds of options in order to reduce the number of physical devices and to increase security. I'm an architect of enterprise business and we are an enterprise partner with VMware.

What is most valuable?

The solution is valuable in that it makes it very easy to protect virtual machines

What needs improvement?

The product is quite complex and that could be an area where improvements could be made. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for over a year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. I've implemented it in an organization with 2.000 servers and it's fine. That is my experience. I don't have experience with larger environments. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We are directly linked to VMware so we haven't needed to contact the technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

We did face some challenges with the initial setup. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of the solution is a little high, particularly given that most people will not use all the features of the product. If a customer does use all the options, it is a very cheap solution but that is unlikely. For a regular user looking for normal switching, the price feels high. If it's implemented properly you can reduce the cost.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product and I highly recommend it. 

I would rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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